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Jammed camera The lens on my Digimax S800 Samsung camera is stuck in the open position and when I put new batteries in it and tried to turn it on it beeped three times then shut off with the lens still in the open position. What's up with that? Will I need to send it in to the manufacturer? Lew@LGervais.com

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  • lovecatt Jan 07, 2008

    same problem when it urn it on beeps threee times goes off tried new batteries lense still stuck

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A temporary fix to power up is to press the menu and power button at the same time. When the lens is extended and it beeps, on my camera , the lens is *stuck* Give it a gentle tug , then try the power button again

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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I don't know how but the problem seemed to fix itself. I left it alone for a few weeks then put new batteries in the camera and it started working. A few weeks later the same thing happened again, it got jamed in the open position. I removed the batteries and re installed the same batteries and it started working again. I guess it hickups every once in a while.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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I've had the same problem and tried several sets of (brand new) batteries and rechargeables before I found a set that had enough power to satisfy the samsung. It goes through batteries at an amazing rate.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Did you accidentally drop it? If you did then there is a big chance that the lens is busted. If you didn't drop it, then it could be just dust/dirt inside the lens mechanism. Hold your camera with the lens facing the ground and then repeatedly tap it your camera gently - moderately to remove the dirt. You can also try spraying compressed air into it.

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